HC Deb 19 June 1895 vol 34 c1510
MR. G. C. T. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

On a question of order, Mr. Speaker, I wish to ask you whether it is in accordance with the practice of this House that an hon. Member, against whom a true Bill for misdemeanour has been found at the Old Bailey, should vote in this House pending his trial.

MR. J. H. DALZIEL (Kirkcaldy Burghs)

I should also like to ask whether it is not the general custom for a man to be considered innocent until he has been found guilty. ["Hear, hear."]


I am not aware of any rule which precludes an hon. Member from voting because a charge has been made against him.


Not when a true Bill is found?


It is only a charge.

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